3D turbulent reconnection: Theory, tests, and astrophysical implications

  title={3D turbulent reconnection: Theory, tests, and astrophysical implications},
  author={Alex Lazarian and Gregory L. Eyink and Amir Jafari and Grzegorz Kowal and Hui Li and Siyao Xu and Ethan T. Vishniac},
  journal={Physics of Plasmas},
Magnetic reconnection, topological changes in magnetic fields, is a fundamental process in magnetized plasmas. It is associated with energy release in regions of magnetic field annihilation, but this is only one facet of this process. Astrophysical fluid flows normally have very large Reynolds numbers and are expected to be turbulent, in agreement with observations. In strong turbulence, magnetic field lines constantly reconnect everywhere and on all scales, thus making magnetic reconnection an… 
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